Hi everyone! I have been down for what seems like a year but I think it’s really been a month. How a person could end up in such shape from a cold I will never understand. I find my health to be extremely boring so I will be quick about the details…. I am having a final surgery on Wednesday. The fluid in my head did not resolve so I am having a complete mastoidectomy of the right ear. That means the surgeons will drill out the infected bone in my scull behind my right ear. It sounds awful and I would be lying if I didn’t admit I am spooked about it. The upside is that this surgery ends this insane ear issue. I am told I should be feeling much much better in one week post surgery!!!! I am so excited…..I have plans to catch up on all that I have missed just as quickly as possible!
Do you know how hard it’s been to know I have 10lbs of pristine bees wax sitting there waiting for me to hand dip my taper candles? It’s been torture!!! I have a whole collection of fats and essential oils Hubby bought for me that I have not turned into homemade soap! I ordered gorgeous soft white wheat to be ground fresh by me to bake up breads and the container is still sealed!!! I have had it. I can’t stand this anymore. I simply must get back into the game. This surgery means that I will be able to do exactly that. So they can drill all they want (within reason).
Please if you would be so kind….keep your fingers crossed that the surgeon doesn’t get distracted by an incoming text message or a hot nurse while using the drill in my head thus turning me into a pin head or leaving me with an odd-shaped head. That would not be cool at all. Just a thought.
There. Now health chatter is covered, lets talk about something truly interesting….we have a storage room attached to our house. You can only access it from a door outside the house but it is attached. I have not idea why it was built that way but there it is. The room is about 10×10 I would guess. I mention it because I have finally talked hubby into converting that space into a work space for little ole me. I will finally have “studio” space of my very own to work on my non-kitchen related projects. I will have shelves and drawers filled with all my craft supplies and I am so excited. He is building me a nice long work space and installing good lighting so I will feel comfortable and happy in my space. I have always wanted my very own craft space. He said after watching me suffer for this past month building this space for me would make him happy. A way to cheer me up. It really did cheer me up!!!
In other tiny farm chatter….we need a new hen-house. Currently we have 2 smaller hen houses. It’s time to build one larger really nice hen-house where I can collect the eggs without standing on my tippy toes to reach them. This new hen-house will have a full size front door so I will be able to walk in and collect the eggs and fluff up nests….and yell at the few lazy hens that eat all the food but lay only when they feel like it. I have 2 hens who behave as though they are doing me a huge favor by laying eggs. I’m convinced they get a smug look but that could be my imagination. I’m not really sure.
Next, Daisy the goat. Daisy celebrated her birthday!!!!! Her very first birthday!!!! I was so happy for her I dragged myself outside just to kiss her on the nose. Oh how I miss just sitting with the animals. They seem to miss me too! They rub against me the entire time I’m out with them to the point where I am falling over from the pressure. I made them some big promises about the fun we will have to moment I am all better. They are excited. Ok, they just check my pockets for treats and eat my hair but I figure they are excited.
I spoke with Daisy’s breeder (who is a delight by the way) and have selected a mate for Ms. Daisy! I have told everyone that Daisy is ready to “take a lover”!!!! Yes, they give me odd looks but hey…I’ve been horribly bored and don’t see the harm in creating a little goat drama. Besides…it’s technically true. Her heat cycles are being charted (even though this may have to wait till Fall now) so we can get her up to the breeder to meet her one true love. Look, here is a picture of him….
Well, that’s it for now. My head is pounding so I had better stop. I had a ball writing this. Can’t wait to be back to my 5 days a week schedule. See you soon!